Effect of Cell Phone Use on Salivary Total Protein, Enzymes and Oxidative Stress Markers in Young Adults: A Pilot Study BC19-BC22
Dr. Shivashankara A.R.,
Associate Professor, Department of Biochemistry, Father Muller Medical College,
Kankanady, Mangalore-575002, Karnataka, India.
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Introduction: The present study aimed to assess the levels of salivary enzymes, protein and oxidant-antioxidant system in young college-going cell phone users.
Materials and Methods: The cell users (students) were categorized in to two groups â€“ less mobile users and high mobile users, based on the duration and frequency of cell use. Unstimulated whole saliva samples of the volunteers were analysed for amylase, lactate dehydrogenase (LDH), malondialdehdye (MDA) and glutathione (GSH).
Results: High mobile users had significantly higher levels of amylase (p = 0.001), LDH (p = 0.002) and MDA (p = 0.002) in saliva, when compared to less mobile users. The marginal decrease in salivary total proteins, GSH and flow rate were statistically not significant (p >0.05).
Conclusion: Significant changes in salivary enzymes and MDA suggest adverse effect of high use of cell phones on cell health.